Blue Castle Garden: Year 9

Blue Castle Garden: Year 9 In 2013, I decided not to bulldoze Blue Castle Garden off the face of the earth. It was a difficult decision to make knowing that changing course and correcting my many mistakes would take years.  With time away in the mountains, I began to...

Blue Castle Garden: Year 8

Blue Castle Garden: Year 8 In 2012, Blue Castle Garden became a desolate wreck. Beginning the year with a colorful spring flower display, unavoidable neglect in summer resulted in many plants showing their true colors.  While the hard landscape elements were solid,...

Blue Castle Garden: Year 7

Blue Castle Garden: Year 7 In 2011, I went crazy testing plants, bulbs and seeds. Encouraged by earlier success at growing seedlings, and with extra funds from overtime at work, I tried anything that struck my fancy.  Spring bulbs were forced to bloom indoors and a...

Blue Castle Garden: Year 6

Blue Castle Garden: Year 6 In 2010, the garden was shredded by a horrific hail storm. It so devastated the garden, all that remained was to clean up and wait for a fresh start the following year. Before disaster struck, several projects were completed including...

Blue Castle Garden: Year 5

Blue Castle Garden: Year 5 In 2009, the yard was a fully planted garden filled with flowers. Testing a wide variety of plant species provided a quick education on what can grow in a challenging Zone 3 climate. Other accomplishments included laying a winding flagstone...